Is this iPhone salvageable?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Koolguy361, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Koolguy361 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have an iPhone that I dropped and completely shattered so much that the LCD internals are showing, it still works perfect though, in just curious as to whether these types of damages are usually repairable, also can you tell me how to go about fixing it? Is there anyway apple would replace it out of warranty? Thanks
     
  2. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    Every part is replaceable on iPhones. Depending on which model you have, the parts cost & difficulty will vary. Apple will replace out of warranty devices for a fee. It also varies depending on which model you have.

    I repair iPhones for a local shop. If you need some advice or a hand, feel free to PM.
     
  3. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Yes apple will replace it OOW. The phone determines the price. IMHO this is the best way to go because with that impact it may have affected other things that may fail sooner now. You get a "new" phone with OOW replacement so I'd go that route.
     
  4. Koolguy361 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you know what the price would be for a iPhone 3GS
     
  5. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    not worth going to apple for a 3gs, just buy a good 2nd hand one off ebay and then sell your broke one for parts

    or do a screen replacement on yours if you can and thats all thats broke
     
  6. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Take it in and they will replace it with a 4 if they don't have any 3gs's. $99 for 3gs, $149 for i4.
     
  7. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Unrelated but do you know if they'll sell me a $189 replacement 4S that had been water damaged?

    Anyways, I'd reccomend getting a new glass for the 3G. They're only ~$40 and are easy as all get out to replace.
     
  8. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    They can replace a water damaged 4S, yes.
     
  9. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Awesome, thank you.
     

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